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23 February 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:99

Television | TV Channels

Discovery India smaller part of international story, says JB Perrette  
It's been nearly a year since factual programming major Discovery launched its streaming offering in India. So how are Discovery and Discovery+ doing here? Especially considering that India CEO Megha Tata will be completing her second year as its head honcho come March 2021.  
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Television | TV Channels

What's in store for TV news in the West Bengal assembly polls  
West Bengal has turned into a veritable battleground now; as the state gears up for its 17th assembly elections, the political heat in the state is unprecedented. The outcome of the three-cornered fight between Trinamool Congress (TMC), BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) and the alliance of Congress and Leftwill have a significant impact on politics across the country.  
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Regulators | Trai

TRAI moves Bombay HC requesting early decision on NTO 2.0 case  
It has been more than a year without any clarity on the amended new tariff order (NTO 2.0) as the case is still sub-judice. In this regard, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has written to Bombay high court requesting urgent listing of the case, so that a verdict may be passed soon in the matter.  
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iWorld | OTT

Vi partners with Hungama to launch pay per view service  
Leading telecom brand Vi today flagged off its pay per view service model, clubbed with deals from Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. This is a first-of-its-kind offering by a telco in India's exploding premium video-on-demand (PVOD) market.  
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Television | TV Channels

Rubina Dilaik lifts the trophy of Bigg Boss 14  
After delivering exceptional drama and entertainment for three months running, Colors' marquee reality show Bigg Boss 14 went out with a bang on Sunday night. The show's latest edition saw many popular contestants fight tooth and nail to win the battle but overcoming all odds.  
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Television | TV Channels

Discovery secures Giro d'Italia rights with long-term deal  
Discovery will be the exclusive home of the Giro d'Italia in most countries across the globe until at least 2025 under a new deal signed with RCS Sport.  
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iWorld | OTT

Bolo Indya opens Bolo-Live streaming to wider audiences  
Short video content platform Bolo Indya has unveiled its Bolo-Live feature, which comes with an integrated real time gamification in a form of gifting option where creators can be rewarded by their followers basis the content quality, density as well as the engagement which can be redeemed in cash on the Bolo Indya platform.  
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Television | Production House

Mapping Shemaroo's transformation journey - ShemarooMe celebrates its successful second anniversary  
Any business is prone to technological disruption, and media and entertainment is no exception. Shemaroo Entertainment (Shemaroo) has been one such Indian entertainment brand which has successfully coped up with all waves of changes.  
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More News From Indian Television
Data security, troll-proofing: How Rizzle is changing the short video app game
It was something like serendipity when Vidya Narayanan and Lakshminath Dondeti crossed paths at chip-making giant Qualcomm, realised their true passion and in June 2019 floated a video creating and sharing platform called Rizzle............................... Read More...
Voot launches interactivity for Colors fiction shows
Viacom18's advertising-led digital arm Voot has been at the forefront of creating the most diverse interactivity and engagement experiences for its users.  With many categories first concepts, the leading OTT layer has unleashed the power of fandom and bridged the gap between the fans and artists........................................ Read More...
Discovery+ launches new genre exclusively for kids
Real-life entertainment streaming app Discovery+ has dived into the kids genre and is all set to excite young viewers with the digital first premiere of the blockbuster film from the Little Singham franchise, Kaal Ki Shaatir Chaal............................... Read More...
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    Source: India Today
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    Source: ET
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More International Stories From Elsewhere
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    Source: The Guardian
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    Source: Variety
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»   FCC's Jessica Rosenworcel Circulates Emergency Broadband Benefit Order
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»   Cord Cutting Nearly Doubled for the Big Four U.S. Pay-TV Providers in 2020
»   FCC's Carr: House Dems Are Trying to Censor Newsrooms
    Source: TV Technology
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